Bayelsa State government has received relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency,(NEMA), to give succor to Bayelsans affected by the devastating flood.
Items presented in Yenagoa include food and non food items such as rice, beans, garri, corn, vegetable oil, treated mosquito nets, soaps and clothes among others.
Speaking, Director General NEMA, Mr Mustapha Habib-Ahmed said the relief intervention is a testimony that the federal government through NEMA is always concerned about the welfare of everyone.
Mr Habib-Ahmed represented by Zonal Coordinator NEMA, Air Commodore Edward Adedokun also appealed to Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State to setup Local Emergency Management Committee, in all Local government areas to tackle disaster at the grassroots in line with global best practices .
The DG added that the State government can also assist Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency with predictable funds to enable it intervene on time to safeguard livelihoods whenever disaster strikes.
Appreciating NEMA for the kind gesture, Commissioner For Agriculture, Chief David Alagoa acknowledged that Governor Diri has already setup a Flood Management and Mitigation Committee which so far brought about the possible results on ground.
Chief Alagoa who solicited more support for Bayelsans, asked that subsequently, NEMA’s response to need should be faster.